Company: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Posted on: January 10, 2022
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Purchasing Manager is responsible for buying the best quality
equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices.
Ensures the company has materials, goods and services necessary for
effective operations and to satisfy customer needs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages the tactical execution of short- and long-term objectives
through the coordination of activities with a direct responsibility
for results, including costs, methods, and staffing.
Provides leadership, coaching and development plans for all direct
reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce; partnering
with Human Resources on employee matters.
Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.
Negotiates pricing and stocking levels with vendors up to a
Develops and establishes policies and procedures for procurement
Researches vendor products/services with respect to pricing,
quality and quantity.
Interacts with internal departments and external customers;
particularly in problem resolution. Acts as an advisor to
subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.
Responsible for hiring, coaching and counseling employees,
including performance reviews, disciplinary action and
Sources goods and services at minimum cost, drives business
efficiencies, negotiates contracts and pricing, resolves quality or
service issues, and meets company goals for cost savings, purchase
price variance, and compliance.
Identifies and leads cost saving opportunities in the area of plant
purchased goods and execute programs to achieve such opportunities.
This includes initiating projects with other Fresenius plants where
common materials are purchased. Identifies and leads Purchasing
Department and planning productivity improvement projects.
Manages obsolescence issues, ensures alternatives and options are
thoroughly investigated and closed in a timely manner to assure
continuity of supply.
Provide technical guidance.
Assist with various projects as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more
departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or
location specific functions.
Develops and maintains inventory safety stock levels for all
pre-analytical products in ERP system while achieving 99.8%
customer order fill in all Supply Chain locations. Ensures data
integrity within laboratory for its ERP system/module. Works with
Corporate partners to establish, maintain and control business
requirements. Develops the Purchasing Department Budget and both
laboratory reagent and pre-analytical supply. Accountable to ensure
that these expenses meet Budget and takes appropriate corrective
action on variances Develop and direct annual cost savings programs
that directly affect company financials and growth plans and
generate progressive year over year cost reductions. Perform
proposal analysis, including price analyses, "Should Cost"
modeling, benchmarking, etc. Develop cost targets for negotiations,
negotiation strategy, and develop and negotiate supply agreements.
Lead supplier selection process, qualification of alternative
sources, supply base rationalization programs and other relevant
strategies to optimize the supply base. Active Supplier
Relationship Management: Development and measurement of KPI's,
supplier audits, business reviews, improvement plans, new
opportunities, awards, terminations, etc. including savings
tracking and ongoing communication to management and stakeholders.
Act as Liaison for resolving supplier/product related issues for
laboratory reagents, consumables and pre-analytical supplies
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to use hands to fingers; reach with hands and
Frequently required to sit.
Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop,
kneel, or crouch.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving
mechanical parts, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
May be responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of
Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced Degree desirable
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
6 - 8 years' related experience.
3+ years' supervisory or project/program management experience
Experience in Health Care Materials Management preferred.
Knowledge of automated inventory and purchasing systems
Proficient with PCs and Microsoft Office applications.
Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal
Excellent time management skills with the ability to perform
multiple tasks and projects.
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
Develops and maintains inventory safety stock levels for all Blood
Draw products in SAP while achieving 99.8% customer order fill in
all Supply Chain locations.
Ensures data integrity within laboratory for its SAP system/module.
Works with Corporate partners to establish, maintain and control
Remains knowledgeable of current trends, developments, and
guidelines for laboratory purchasing.
Develops the Purchasing Department Budget and Blood Draw Supply
Accountable to insure that these expenses meet Budget and takes
appropriate corrective action on variances.
Work with Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, and NA Strategic
Procurement. Leads supplier selection, performance management, and
issue resolution processes to ensure the supplier base meets
company needs for cost, quality, delivery and customer service.
Manages Purchasing annual operating budget and freight
Supervises the process of Month End Management Reporting for
Purchasing and Logistics.
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified
Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Chain
Management (CPSM), Certified in Production and Inventory Management
(CPIM), or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state
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